Surprising Insights from Network Science: Nurturing a Diverse Network of Relationships to Enrich Your Life and Work

  • May 20, 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Virtual via Zoom
  • 8


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Explore how networking and relationships are critical to the success and well-being of both individuals and organizations. A network, by definition, creates the opportunity for connections on multiple levels and for multiple purposes - someone in your network has the potential to help you in the future, just as you have the potential to lend a helping hand to others at any given moment.

Most of us perceive networking as relationship building for personal interest, and access to new professional opportunities, underestimating its power. Indeed, a strong personal network can open doors to new professional opportunities and experiences, but it can also help you get things done more effectively, gain influence, broaden your expertise, provide new ideas, support innovation, and make an impact.

But how do we build and leverage effective networks?

In this session, Sally Colella will present suprising research-based findings, combined with her practical experience as a leadership coach, about high-performing leaders and common characteristics of their networks. She will also offer practical suggestions for you to grow a powerful network.

Learning Objectives:

After attending in this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the power of networks to contributes to personal and professional aspirations
  • Identify some surprising findings of network science
  • Analyze their network and decide where you would like to invest time and energy.

About Our Speaker:

Sally Colella is an executive coach with more than 25 years of experience. She translates cutting-edge frameworks into practical approaches that provide clients with new pathways to reach their goals. A particular area of expertise includes working with leaders to navigate highly complex environments where stakeholder support is critical.

Select clients include: InterAmerican Development Bank, Brookfield Properties, Cisco Systems, World Bank, Barclays, World Wildlife Fund, Genentech/Roche, MedImmune/AZ and Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Sally is a co-author of the Organizational Network Fieldbook published by Jossey-Bass in June 2010. As a founding member of the Connected Commons, she is one of the conveners of a group business leaders who share best practices regarding social network science and applications.

Prior to beginning her independent practice in 2006, Sally was Director of Leadership Development and Culture Change at Fannie Mae and Managing Director of Training and Development for the National Cooperative Bank.

Sally received her BA in Economics from the University of Virginia, a Graduate Certificate in Organization Development from Georgetown University and an MA in Organization Management from the Fielding Graduate University.

She is a faculty member for the Key Leadership Program at American University in Washington, DC and a Professionally Certified (PCC) coach by International Coaching Federation (ICF). Sally has been an educator for

Duke CE, Georgetown University and American University.

Her qualifications include MBTI, FIRO B, DISC, Voices 360, EQI 360 and EQ-I 2.0.

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